Dien Bien Phu Street
There are thousands of streets and rues’ names reminding us of famous people or national heroes but some connect to historical places
There are thousands of streets and rues’ names reminding us of famous people or national heroes but some connect to historical places, one of those is Dien Bien Phu rue. The name Dien Bien Phu contains itself a great number of historical events, including Dien Bien Phu campaign in Dien Bien province in 1954, which was a resounding victory over the world, defeating French colonists and liberating the complete Vietnam’s Northern region, and the victory of Dien Bien Phu on air in Hanoi in 1972, which broke the French colonists’ intention of making Vietnam return to the stone age, forcing them to come to Paris conference. Therefore, Hanoi’s People committee decided to set name for one rue in the city center rounding Ho Chi Minh Imperial tomb and Ba Dinh Square as Dien Bien Phu since 1964. On the left hand side of the rue direct to Ba Dinh Square is V.I Lenin with great copper statue Lenin; it is a common resting and entertainment place for citizens. In front of Lenin park, Vietnamese historical military museum is at 28A address, which display and store many historical valuable things like planes, rockets used in resistance war against American and especially the tank moving toward Independence Palace, liberating the South on 30 April 1975. Another memorial place in the museum is Flag tower built in Nguyen dynasty, it has been ranked historical vestige since 1998. The rue is very wide long with a lot of French architect villas, some of them have been used as foreign embassies.